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Old Street Rural Route: update

by Alex Brims on 13 March, 2018

There has also been a lot of reaction to the question we asked about whether cycle access could be improved in the gated section of Old Street.

Everyone agrees that it should be kept as a No Through Road, and there have been complaints about motorbikes using the existing gaps.

Residents report that it is not just cyclists, but pedestrians and parents with prams that are also having issues. We also guess it is an issue for mobility scooters and horse riders too.

The area has unsightly graffiti and an uncared-for feel to it. There are no signs to help explain who can use this section, and this creates hostility between different types of user.

We will continue to collect feedback and look for a solution.

Update to original story: A needless hazard to cyclists?